Wednesday, February 05, 2014
Waste not want not. I'd made the boots from the cuffs of a good pair of socks but still had the foot and toes left. Can't throw them away! I've got everything needed for some snow booties. For snow and extreme cold only; not waterproof.
Using the feet from the socks I made the boots from I both applied a circle of plastic near the toe, on the sole of the sock and squared the cut end off. REMEMBER: Fabric is easy to remove, plastic is not; plastic is easy to add and fabric is not! No, that's not on the test. :)
Then I slipped the sock on Sugar, fastened it with a Velcro strap, and marked the length I needed.
I took it off and marked and cut all the socks to length.
Then, by machine I zig zagged around the edge for stablilty without bulk.
Just slip her foot in and fasten with a Velcro strap and she's ready to go.
These booties will just be for the yard on extremely cold days. They would not do for wet days. In the 20's and above she's fine with nothing on her feet. But, I could tell when we had those below zero temperatures last week that she was walking like her feet hurt. That's what started all this. Necessity IS the mother of invention. You wouldn't necessarily have to have the plastic on the bottom, even if you didn't want to make boots you could try booties for extreme cold. 4 old socks and a couple of old shoe laces and you're good to go!
This has been fun. Time to put it all away now. BTW, while I was using up the plastic, I removed the electrical tape from my chewed up vacuum cleaner cord and sealed it with the plastic. Much nicer! What to save, what to pitch . . . that is the question.